Last week was the inaugural PlanTech Week in London, hosted at the The Urban Innovation Centre, part of the Future Cities Catapult in Clerkenwell. PlanTech #PlanTech follows in the footsteps of #PropTech and #FinTech as the technology discussion arm of the planning & development community. PlanTech, best described in the words of the FCC founders
We are delighted to confirm that we have been selected as one of the shortlisted 10 projects in the Future Cities Catapult “Future of Planning” initiative. https://smartcitiesworld.net/governance/smes-help-to-overhaul-uk-planning-1473 Our solution B4itsBuilt, mobilises citizen engagement through true visualisation. This project will extend professional, accurate, real-world AR experiences into the public domain for
We are delighted to announce that this morning we released VentusAR v5.0 into the app stores. The release includes many new features across Wind, Grid, Solar and Building domains. The new features make the assessment and visualisation process on iPad or Android quicker and more efficient. To highlight a few: we have added new modes for
We are delighted to announce that this morning we released the latest version of VentusAR v4.5. The release includes the ability to assess and visualise Building projects, drawing conductors between towers and wood poles in grid projects and transparency controls for the models and wirelines. Buildings We are particularly excited about being able to visualise buildings
In the news yesterday, Murray Estates have been granted planning permission to build 6000 houses and leisure facilities on greenbelt land just outside Edinburgh. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-36436284 The image below represents an overview of the area the development is planned for.
Last week was the end of April, so it was time to update our cumulative dataset again. The headline numbers in our dataset now includes: 31547 turbines over 16493 projects. Break down by stage Stage Total Projects Total Turbines Consented 9,105 17,054 Proposed 568 2,115 Appeal in Progress 160 373 Refused 2,884 5,832 Scoping 70 382
As well as the usual renewables models we can help visualise – wind, solar etc., we have started looking at other types and shapes of models – including Anaerobic Digestion and storage plants. The larger scale on-farm AD plants will of course have a impact on the landscape, and we can help design and visualise
Since 2012, VentusAR has enabled users to conduct onsite visualisations and assessments of onshore wind, solar and grid connections. Our latest buildings feature will provide users with the ability to assess the developments of buildings and houses. We describe this as assessing the impact of rural developments. (We have another product we are building to